Frequently Asked Questions

1. Do we accept purchase orders?

Yes, we do accept purchase orders; however, the deposit must be paid before we can reserve your spot in the class and your full tuition and fees must be paid by the opening of the Institute.  Check the 'Costs' page for dates and amounts for the June and July Institutes.

2. How do I know if I need to purchase any books?

Once we receive your application and deposit, we will process your application and send a packet of materials. One of the items in that packet will be a letter from your instructor for the week. In that letter, you will find what texts (if any) are required or suggested for the week.

3. When and how can I buy the books?

In the same packet, as listed above, you will also receive an order form for books. If you wish to order your books in advance (highly suggested), you can send in the form with payment and then you can pick up the books on either Sunday or Monday. You can also purchase the books once you get on campus.

4. When will packets be mailed out?

Depending on when you register, you can expect to see packets in your mailbox by the end of April.

5. Is there air-conditioning in the residence halls?

Yes, we have central air-conditioned residence halls. You can choose either a single or double room.

6. What should I bring with me?

You will get more information about this in your packet. We do have a recreation center, tennis courts, trails in the Arb for running and a swimming pool. These will all be open at different times when you are on campus. We do supply a set of sheets, a pillow, a blanket, and a bath towel for your room, but you may want to bring an additional blanket, as the residence halls may be a bit cool at nights.

7. Do you offer Continuing Education Units?

In order to find out how many CEU's you are able to receive from our institute, you need to talk with your principal or with your union leader. CEU's are delegated on a school/district level. You will be presented with a certificate at the completion of the program that will indicate you have had 30 hours of instruction. Some schools/districts will allow you to take it for graduate credit and CEU's, while others will only allow one or the other.